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Gaenseliesel

Kornmarkt, 37073 Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Markt 9
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A Must See

Smack in the middle of the town square and recent graduates always come here to kiss the statue for... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Mervuemartin
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Not as fantastic as the pictur

It is a statue with water around it. A girl with a bird. It is customary when a PHD student... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Adiazi
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Goettingen, Germany
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice statue” (3 reviews)
“old city” (4 reviews)
“market square” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Kornmarkt, 37073 Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Smack in the middle of the town square and recent graduates always come here to kiss the statue for luck The original is not on view and this is a copy of the original.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

It is a statue with water around it. A girl with a bird. It is customary when a PHD student graduates, they must kiss the girl on lips. Honestly, it is not something very different. Just something ordinary

Thank Adiazi
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Located in Goettingen's city centre on pedestrianised Weedner Strasse, opposite the Altes Rathaus, the Gaenseliesel is a magnet for tourists. The tradition of university graduates kissing the maiden holding the swan is interesting. Worth a looksee but don't spend too much time trying to get...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is the landmark of Göttingen. Found at the center of the city, close to the Altes Rathaus, it's a beautiful small statue representing a little girl with some geeses. It's amazing to see it in every season, but mostly in spring when real flowers...More

Thank Marianna D
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

There is a long time tradition for students to kiss the statue of Gaenseliesel to get luck during exams ;-) Most tourists visiting Gottingen seem to be attracted by this superstition therefore this spot is very popular among them. The Kornmarkt square itself is located...More

Thank Aandi1955
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Statue outside the Alte Rathaus in Goettingen. Tradition holds that candidates awarded a PhD at the University are allowed to climb up, kiss the Gaenseliesl and place flowers in her basket.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Nice statue in the square. Worth finding in the city. One of the more scenic/photogenic parts of the city.

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was impressed by seeing that the Gaenseliesel had a very nice decoration with fresh flowers, beautiful!!!

Thank iris45
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

New doctors have to climb and kiss the Girl. I saw a female new doctor that climbed over the iron vault and left a bouché od the maximal height possible. my balance is not very good so I was trembling while I watched her behaving...More

Thank Antonio M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The statue itself doesn't have anything special, nether a history behind. What is nice is that all the graduating students from the Göttingen University goes there to kiss and climb the statue, putting a flower bouquet on top, what makes it to be the "most...More

Thank Frederico P
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